Department Prices

A Federation Council, in turn, wants the same law to establish the maximum possible size of the trade allowances authorized retailers. Good intentions of the authorities – the restriction of prices and promoting competition – did not find understanding among retailers. "Usually, the consequences of government regulation, despite good intentions, raising prices for consumers. Such examples have already been to France and Ireland, "- said during a business summit Retail Business Russia ceo of the company Spar International Gordon Campbell. Fixing limit trade margins will not solve the problem of high prices. "Such measures are strict regulation will backfire – said at a hearing on the law at the Higher School of Economics and Head of the Department of Economic Sociology hse Vadim happy.

– This will lead to averaging of the prices with the disappearance of cheap goods, shortages of some products, reduce product quality. Eventually we will get growth of retail prices. " Notorious threshold dominance is also causing excitement. Indeed, today the whole of Russia first "ten" retailers controls only 14.5% of the market. But on the ground situation is very different. Since problems may encounter a network of "Magnet", about two thousand stores which opened in cities with populations of less than 500 thousand people. In St. Petersburg, close to the critical fraction of X5 Retail Group.

And any hypermarket outside the Moscow Ring Road, "prescript", for example, in the Kolomna metro area, it is easy to step over there 15 – and 25-percent threshold of dominance. In this case, according to Vadim Radaeva in Russia now share a network provider may not exceed 50%, and the big question is, who dominates. "The world will not turn over, no matter how idiotic laws nor would adopted – sums chairman gc "Victoria" Nikolay . – We, as entrepreneurs will always find a chance to work. But the fact that the price and cost of sales depend directly on the accepted norms – it is an axiom, that we know from experience. Any poorly performing law is immediately reflected on the cost of sales and, consequently, affects the growth of prices. We should not then seek to blame for what happens at the retailers. "

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